Amber Alert issued for 19-month-old boy possibly abducted during car theft

Lonzie Barton. Image courtesy WESH

JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP) – Jacksonville police are searching for a 19-month-old boy who they say was taken during a car theft at an apartment complex. Amber Alert was issued for the child early Friday morning, according to WESH.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says Lonzie Barton was in a car belonging to his mother’s boyfriend around 2:20 a.m. Friday. The vehicle was recovered several blocks away but the child was not inside.

The sheriff’s office released details on its official Twitter account. They say the child was wearing only a diaper when he was taken. They also tweeted that they’ve contacted the child’s father in nearby Baker County and he does not have the child.

Sheriff’s officials are asking anyone with information about the boy to contact them.

No further details were immediately available. WESH Orlando contributed to this report. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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